Picture perfect Socceroos defeat Tajikistan | MUNDIAL MORNINGS

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WEDNESDAY 09 SEPTEMBER 2015

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The Socceroos continued their perfect three game run (3-0), defeating Tajikistan 3-0.

The win sets up the Socceroos with  an easy road to the next round of World Cup
qualification.

It was a first half struggle for Postecoglous men, as the stubborn home
side refused to budge, keeping the game scoreless for almost an hour.

With the voice of the home fans behind them, Tajikistan provided the
Socceroos with some scary moments, looking dangerous on the break.

Despite the home side’s resilience, the fitness and professional organization
from the Socceroos outfit proved the difference at the end of the day.  

Mark Milligan scored a scrappy toe poke goal, which was a true depiction
of the game up until that moment.

The floodgates opened after the first goal and Super Timmy Cahill was there to seal
the deal, scoring a brace after being gifted with two beautiful assists.

Manager Ange Postecoglou was extremely pleased with his team’s ability to
dominate Tajikistan in their half of play.

“The game was played in their half. I know people will
focus on the scoreline but that’s not what we focus on.

"I’m looking at the game and whether we were
controlling the game and we certainly were.

The Socceroos face second place Jordan next month, a side which has caused trouble
for the Australians in the past.

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WELCOME TO WAYNE’S WORLD- New all time England top goalscorer

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 England Captain Wayne Rooney became England’s all-time top scorer
overnight, surpassing a 45 year record set by Sir Bobby Charlton.

His 50th record breaking goal came from a penalty against
Switzerland, as the Three Lions won their Euro 2016 qualifying match 2-0.

Rooney’s achievement received a standing ovation from the home crowd,
which clapped him into the dressing room.

The English Captain was an emotional man in the dressing room, after
being congratulated by his peers in the dressing room.

His speech will certainly be a motivator for the young blood coming
through the ranks.

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 SAN MARINO BREAK THE CURSE

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San Marino has broken a 14 year curse, scoring their first away goal since
2001.

Despite losing the Euro 2016 qualifying match, the players celebrated
with an all in stacks on, after Matteo Vitaioli equalized with a powerful world
class free kick against Lithuania.

It was only their second shot of the game, but one that will live long in
the memory for the fans and players.

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 MARIO BALOTELLI IN HOT WATER

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Mischief-maker Mario Balotelli has once again found himself in trouble,
having his Italian driver’s license confiscated from him.

It hasn’t even been a month since AC Milan signed Balotelli on loan from
Liverpool, and it looks like his behavioral clause could already be broken.

The Italian striker was allegedly caught speeding at 90kms in a 50km residential
zone.

Balotelli’s defense was that his speedometer was calibrated to kmph,
therefore unaware of the high speed he was travelling at.

AC Milan is yet to comment on the incident.

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By ARI CHARILAOU 

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